Nurzada Nussipzhanova

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Nurzada Nussipzhanova

Aged 24

Barcelona Academy of Art

Instructor(s): Jordi Diaz Alama, Joe Altwer, Gerard Castellvi, Dorian Iten

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  • Artworks


Charcoal and white chalk in hand toned paper

64 x 56 cms (25 x 22 ins)


Oil on linen

74 x 32 cms (29 x 12 1/2 ins)

St Jerome

Charcoal and white chalk on hand toned paper

72 x 52 cms (28 1/4 x 20 1/4 ins)


Charcoal, graphite and white chalk on toned paper

60 x 38 cms (23 1/2 x 14 3/4 ins)


Graphite powder, pencils on toned paper

39 x 28 cms (15 1/4 x 11 ins)


Oil on panel

45 x 40 cms (17 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins)

Self-portrait at age 24

Graphite, charcoal, conte, gouache on toned paper

39 x 28 cms (15 1/4 x 11 ins)


Charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

56 x 36 cms (22 x 14 ins)

Testa femminile by G. Cellini

Charcoal and white chalk in hand toned paper

50 x 34 cms (19 1/2 x 13 1/4 ins)

St Jerome

Charcoal on paper

50 x 35 cms (19 1/2 x 13 3/4 ins)


Charcoal and white chalk in hand toned paper

76 x 43 cms (29 3/4 x 16 3/4 ins)

My Long-term Educational and Career Goals

I’ve always been fascinated by the history of classical painting and yearning to implement its brilliance in my work I joined the Barcelona Academy of Art in Fall 2016 to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to do so.

The learning process is one of the important and exciting things in my life, and I believe it is never-ending. I would love to continue my journey but due to economic struggles I might not be able to, so this scholarship will assist me greatly in finishing the program. Although drawing and painting a human figure means the utmost to me, I also aim at developing further my understanding and proficiency in other aspects such as animal anatomy, the history of arts and above all plein-air painting.

While mostly disparate, one common theme in my pursuits after graduation will be representing narratives that I find meaningful from literature, myths, and legends. I also enjoy working solely from life as the constant change allows me to truly observe and find beauty in seemingly unremarkable places. I want to commit my life to this time-honored tradition not only through my work but also as an instructor at an atelier as I find teaching crucial in growing as an artist.


Thank you to ARC for this opportunity,


Nurzada Nussipzhanova

Nurzada Nussipzhanova ;




Born 01.04.1994 in Almaty, Kazakhstan raised in a family of musicians I've always been connected to art in various forms. Being attracted to drawing and painting from very early age becoming a professional painter didn’t seem to be obtainable until I learned about the modern ateliers. I aspire to produce works that are skillful yet communicate the narratives that move me to the viewers and hopefully feel through the images the beauty that exists.




2016 – Present Barcelona Academy of Art intensive drawing and painting program – Barcelona, Spain


2012 – 2015 The Kazakh National Academy of Arts, named after T. K. Zhurgenov. Theater and cinema costume – Almaty, Kazakhstan


2009 – 2012 Linguistic college interpreter between Russian and English - Almaty, Kazakhstan


1999 — 2009 Republican specialized music school for gifted children named after K. Baiseitova, violin class - Almaty, Kazakhstan.





2015 – 2016 Tattoo and piercing shop “Tattoo Laboratory” - Almaty, Kazakhstan




2014 – 2015 Student scholarship granted by the Foundation of The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan


2012 – 2014 – Full tuition fee grant at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts, named after T. K. Zhurgenov